Definitions for exerciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•er•ciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz(n.; v.)-cised, -cis•ing.

  1. (n.)bodily or mental exertion, esp. for the sake of training or improvement.

  2. something done or performed as a means of practice or training.

  3. a putting into action, use, or effect:

    the exercise of caution.

  4. a written composition, musical piece, or artistic work executed for practice of technique.

  5. Often, exercises. a traditional ceremony:

    graduation exercises.

  6. a religious observance or service.

    Category: Religion

  7. (v.t.)to put through exercises, or forms of practice or exertion, designed to train, develop, condition, etc.

  8. to put (faculties, rights, etc.) into action, practice, or use.

  9. to use or display in one's action or procedure:

    to exercise judgment.

  10. to make use of (one's privileges, powers, etc.).

  11. to discharge (a function); perform:

    to exercise the duties of one's office.

  12. to have as an effect:

    to exercise an influence on someone.

  13. to worry; make uneasy; annoy.

  14. (v.i.)to go through exercises; take bodily exercise.

Origin of exercise:

1300–50; ME (n.) < MF exercice < L exercitium, der. of exercitāre, freq. of exercēre to train, exercise

ex′er•cis`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout(noun)

    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

    "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"

  2. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise(noun)

    the act of using

    "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

  3. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation(noun)

    systematic training by multiple repetitions

    "practice makes perfect"

  4. exercise, example(noun)

    a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

    "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"

  5. exercise(verb)

    (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

    "academic exercises"

  6. exert, exercise(verb)

    put to use

    "exert one's power or influence"

  7. practice, practise, exercise, do(verb)

    carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

    "practice law"

  8. exercise, work, work out(verb)

    give a workout to

    "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"

  9. exercise, work out(verb)

    do physical exercise

    "She works out in the gym every day"

  10. drill, exercise, practice, practise(verb)

    learn by repetition

    "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exercise(noun)ˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    physical activity to keep healthy

    Regular exercise is important.; the need to get more exercise

  2. exerciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    a repeated physical action

    an exercise to strengthen your arm muscles

  3. exerciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    an activity to practice a skill

    I'm doing my typing exercises.; a military exercise

  4. exerciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    a written study activity

    Do Exercise 3b in your workbooks.

  5. exerciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    an action practicing or testing a way of doing sth

    an exercise in green living

  6. exercise(verb)ˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    to do physical activity to keep healthy

    I try to exercise three times a week.; exercise your muscles

  7. exerciseˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

    to use or apply rights, power, etc.

    to exercise the right to free speech

Wiktionary

  1. exercise(Noun)

    Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.

    The teacher told us the next exercise is to write an essay.

  2. exercise(Noun)

    Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness.

  3. exercise(Verb)

    To set into action or practice.

    He was going to exercise the horses.

  4. exercise(Verb)

    To perform any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.

  5. exercise(Verb)

    To take action, enforce.

  6. Origin: From exercitium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exercise(noun)

    the act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice

  2. Exercise(noun)

    exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc

  3. Exercise(noun)

    bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback

  4. Exercise(noun)

    the performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty

  5. Exercise(noun)

    that which is done for the sake of exercising, practicing, training, or promoting skill, health, mental, improvement, moral discipline, etc.; that which is assigned or prescribed for such ends; hence, a disquisition; a lesson; a task; as, military or naval exercises; musical exercises; an exercise in composition

  6. Exercise(noun)

    that which gives practice; a trial; a test

  7. Exercise(verb)

    to set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to; to put in action habitually or constantly; to school or train; to exert repeatedly; to busy

  8. Exercise(verb)

    to exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop; hence, also, to improve by practice; to discipline, and to use or to for the purpose of training; as, to exercise arms; to exercise one's self in music; to exercise troops

  9. Exercise(verb)

    to occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or vexatious manner; harass; to vex; to worry or make anxious; to affect; to discipline; as, exercised with pain

  10. Exercise(verb)

    to put in practice; to carry out in action; to perform the duties of; to use; to employ; to practice; as, to exercise authority; to exercise an office

  11. Exercise(verb)

    to exercise one's self, as under military training; to drill; to take exercise; to use action or exertion; to practice gymnastics; as, to exercise for health or amusement

Freebase

  1. Exercise

    The owner of an option contract has the right to exercise it, and thus require that the financial transaction specified by the contract is to be carried out immediately between the two parties, whereupon the option contract is terminated. When exercising a call option, the owner of the option purchases the underlying shares at the strike price from the option seller, while for a put option, the owner of the option sells the underlying to the option seller, again at the strike price.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Exercise

    Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. exercise

    A military maneuver or simulated wartime operation involving planning, preparation, and execution. It is carried out for the purpose of training and evaluation. It may be a multinational, joint, or single-Service exercise, depending on participating organizations. See also command post exercise; field exercise; maneuver.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. EXERCISE

    Bodily exertion requiring a $10,000 gymnasium, a ten-acre lot and impossible raiment. Originally confined to the wash-tub and the wood-pile.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1689

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1549

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Nouns Frequency: #600

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Verbs Frequency: #407


Translations for exercise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

exercise(noun)

training or use (especially of the body) through action or effort

Swimming is one of the healthiest forms of exercise; Take more exercise.

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